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I was their American dream : a graphic memoir

Author
Gharib, Malaka, author, illustrator.
Title
I was their American dream : a graphic memoir / Malaka Gharib ; coloring by Toby Leigh.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York : Clarkson Potter, [2019]
©2019
Description
156 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Other contributors
Leigh, Toby, colourist.
Summary
"I Was Their American Dream is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents' ideals, learning to code-switch between her family's Filipino and Egyptian customs, adapting to white culture to fit in, crushing on skater boys, and trying to understand the tension between holding onto cultural values and trying to be an all-American kid. Malaka Gharib's triumphant graphic memoir brings to life her teenage antics and illuminates earnest questions about identity and culture, while providing thoughtful insight into the lives of modern immigrants and the generation of millennial children they raised. Malaka's story is a heartfelt tribute to the American immigrants who have invested their future in the promise of the American dream."--Amazon.
Subject headings
Gharib, Malaka--Juvenile literature--Comic books, strips, etc.
Immigrants--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature--Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature--Comic books, strips, etc.
Racially mixed people--Biography--Juvenile literature--Comic books, strips, etc.
Filipino Americans--Biography--Juvenile literature--Comic books, strips, etc.
Egyptian Americans--Biography--Juvenile literature--Comic books, strips, etc.
American Dream--Juvenile literature--Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre heading
Graphic novels.
Biographical comics.
Young adult literature.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Biographical comics.
ISBN
9780525575115 (paperback)
0525575111 (paperback)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Education Library
Call Number
305.9 GHA
Location
Media
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Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Location
Columbus Library - New Book Area